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Project on Government Oversight

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Works: 31 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 927 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
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Most widely held works by Project on Government Oversight
The defense monitor( )

in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses American military programs, policies, and other military issues
Federal contractor misconduct database( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The government awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct such as contract fraud and environmental, ethics, and labor violations. In the absence of a centralized federal database listing instances of misconduct, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is providing such data. We believe that it will lead to improved contracting decisions and public access to information about how the government spends hundreds of billions of taxpayer money each year on goods and services."--Home page
The art of congressional oversight : a user's guide to doing it right( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. nuclear weapons complex : security at risk( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the U.S. strategic posture and weapons complex for transition to a nuclear weapons-free world( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POGO, as part of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network, contributed to a major study of nuclear deterrence, nuclear doctrine, force structure, the supporting weapons complex, and how they inter-relate
No light at the end of this tunnel : Boston's Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional Research Service products : taxpayers should have easy access( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inspectors general : many lack essential tools for independence( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

POGO distributed a questionnaire to all 64 statutory IGs, receiving responses from 49 of them. Many were found to lack sufficient resources, the ability to tap into their own budgets, reliable in-house legal advice, autonomy over their own websites, and unfettered investigative authority. POGO's findings raise critical questions that must be addressed; to that end, the report makes a number of recommendations aimed at improving Inspector General independence so IGs can better serve the U.S. taxpayer by ferreting out waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct
Federal contractor misconduct : failures of the suspension and debarment system( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many of the U.S. government's largest contractors have been found to have repeatedly broken the law or engaged in misconduct, according to POGO's investigation. However, they are never even temporarily suspended, let alone debarred, from gaining additional government contracts, contrary to Reagan/Bush era laws. POGO's research found that, since 1990, 43 of the government's top contractors paid approximately $3.4 billion in fines/penalties, restitution, and settlements. Furthermore, four of the top 10 government contractors have at least two criminal convictions. And yet, only one of the top 43 contractors has been suspended or debarred from doing business with the government, and then, for only five days. Our report includes recommendations to improve the system to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not awarded to contractors with long rap sheets
NRC sells environment down the river : radiation flows unchecked into the Colorado River( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spent nuclear fuel pools in the U.S. : reducing the deady risks of storage by Robert Alvarez( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pandemic flu : lack of leadership and disclosure plague vaccine program( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inspectors general : accountability is a balancing act( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report seeks to consider the right balance between quantity and quality of reports, prioritizing small problems versus significant issues, and focusing oversight internally versus externally. After looking at the impact of IGs, POGO found that many need to improve their outreach to the public and Congress. POGO's report also found the IG system should review their treatment of whistleblowers. POGO concluded that Congress needs to more thoughtfully embrace their duty to hold IGs accountable, and could be accomplished more effectively by their peers through the IG Council's Integrity Committee
Dangerous liaisons : revolving door at SEC creates risk of regulatory capture by Michael Smallberg( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revolving door blurs the lines between one of the nation's most important regulatory agencies and the interests it regulates. Former employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) routinely help corporations try to influence SEC rulemaking, counter the agency's investigations of suspected wrongdoing, soften the blow of SEC enforcement actions, block shareholder proposals, and win exemptions from federal law. POGO's report examines many manifestations of the revolving door, analyzes how the revolving door can influence the SEC, and explores how to mitigate the most harmful effects"--Website
The Project On Government Oversight( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Project On Government Oversight investigates, exposes, and seeks to remedy systemic abuses of power, mismanagement, and subservience by the federal government to powerful special interests. Founded in 1981. POGO is an investigative organization with an expertise for working with sources inside the government and whistleblowers to document evidence of corruption, waste, fraud, or abuse
U.S. nuclear weapons complex : how the country can profit and become more secure by getting rid of its surplus weapons-grade uranium( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although security of fissile material has been a theme of the Obama Administration, domestic efforts to secure highly enriched uranium (HEU) have been sluggish and uninspired. In the post-9/11 era, there are tremendous opportunities for the United States to not only better secure its dangerous HEU, but also to make money by doing so. The United States could make a new surplus designation of HEU that is unnecessary for military needs; reduce the backlog of retired warheads awaiting dismantlement; increase the rate at which surplus HEU is downblended into low enriched uranium (LEU), a form of uranium unusable for weapons but usable as nuclear fuel, and sell that LEU to nuclear power plants for billions of dollars
Bad business : billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on hiring contractors( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Service contract award dollars have dramatically increased in recent years based on the assumption that shifting work to the private sector saves taxpayer dollars. This report compares total annual compensation for federal and private sector employees with federal contractor billing rates in order to determine whether the current costs of federal service contracting serves the public interest. Previous analyses have only focused on employee salaries and compensation and not federal contractor billing rates. This study shows that the federal government approves service contract billing rates that, on average, pay contractors 1.83 times more than the government pays federal employees in total compensation, and more than 2 times the full compensation paid in the private sector for comparable services. Given that one-quarter of all discretionary spending now goes to service contractors, a reassessment of the total federal work force, with a focus on contractor billing rates, could save taxpayers billions of dollars annually
Homeland and national security whistleblower protections : the unfinished agenda( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9/11 attacks spawned a movement of national security whistleblowers who came forward to expose the weaknesses in America 's defenses. Despite their patriotic motivations, many government security professionals have been systematically ignored and targeted by bureaucrats who would rather cover up their failure to properly secure America's aviation system, ports, intelligence community, borders and nuclear facilities. In this comprehensive report, POGO details weaknesses in the whistleblower protection system and offers numerous ways to strengthen those protections and our national security
Spending even less, spending even smarter : recommendations for national security savings, FY2013 to FY2022, deficit reduction $688 billion( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Congress searches for ways to cut spending, it only makes sense that it seeks savings in unproven, unnecessary, and wasteful national security programs. The following list updates our recommendations from 2011 and details nearly $700 billion in savings over the next ten years, including cuts to wasteful weapons systems as well as limits on out-of-control contract spending. We found programs for which there are cheaper yet equally effective alternatives, and programs that can be cancelled or delayed without putting America's security at risk
U.S. nuclear weapons complex : homeland security opportunities( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As internal tests and analyses have shown, the Department of Energy cannot adequately protect America's voluminous stockpile of weapons grade nuclear material, which is housed at 13 locations throughout the country. In the post-9/11 era, we know that suicidal terrorists are capable of massive attacks -- the worst possible scenario would be terrorists penetrating a nuclear facility and building an improvised nuclear bomb, which could have a similar force of the Hiroshima blast
 
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The art of congressional oversight : a user's guide to doing it right
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